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ULTIMATE Minecraft FPS increase guide.

DonnieHD

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This is a community thread, post ideas and if they are confirmed working, they will be added to the thread and credit will be given.

I believe this thread should be posted here as it helps people with low end PC's who find it hard to play in the Hunger Games because of this a good help, it will make players better at the game if their PC runs good.

Hello there fellow MCSG users! I am here to show you the absolute BEST ways to increase your Minecraft FPS in some short and easy steps! You have 2 options here.​

1. Watch my video on how to Optimize Minecraft for FPS, this is much funner than reading isn't it? however if you are a patient person,
2. You can read this whole thread and follow the steps in order to atleast double your Minecraft FPS to make the Minecraft experience more enjoyable!

My video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGPBRrMVgvM

I will now provide some basic things you can do to make your Minecraft faster.

Green = Massive FPS increase
Orange = Average FPS increase
Red = Small FPS increase
BLACK = Not sure

(If it contains more than 1 color, it means the FPS increase varies depending on the method use)​

1. Optifine
You most likely have heard off this mod, if you have it installed, go on to my next step. Basically, Optifine is a Minecraft Mod that is very widely used for people with low end computers with low fps, it is guaranteed to double your FPS, what it does is go into the settings that vanilla Minecraft cannot change, such as Animations being turned off, the BEST settings for Optifine will be in the video link above. To install Optifine, watch this video:

USE MULTI-CORE RENDERING IF YOU HAVE A DUEL CORE CPU, OR MORE.


Optifine = http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/249637-152-optifine-hd-d3-fps-boost-hd-textures-aa-af-and-much-more/

2. Gamebooster
Gamebooster is a third party program which will optimize your computer for gaming for a limited period of time until you turn it back to Normal mode, it stops all background programs which are not needed to run the game, while keeping your Computer drivers and system32 files running to keep your computer stable which will give the game more CPU to run which will result in a faster game, it's a free download and its a small file size and is very user friendly, download it here:
http://www.razerzone.com/gamebooster

If you need help on how to install and use it, watch this video:

3. Update yourGraphics Drivers
This is a very common way of increasing your FPS, with all the new high tech games coming out, Graphic Cards need to be updated to keep up with them, so outdated graphics cards cannot handle the new games, although Minecraft is a low res game, it is still quite hard to run for bad graphics cards, a 50% increase in FPS is common, look here for how to update them to the most recent version:

4. Clear your Temp data
This will clear all the background files that are stored by other programs, very similar to Internet Cache, basically the files your ram is storing. To clear this, go to Start -> Run -> Type "%temp%" -> Will open a folder -> delete all files in the folder, leave the ones that aren't possible to delete.

5.Close down all programs apart from Minecraft
For every program you have open, it will use up more CPU and RAM which means less is allocated to Minecraft itself, which means a slower game, so No Internet browsers, no skype, no programs basically!

6. Optimize your Windows for Gaming
The term "Optimize", you've heard it allot of times, what does it actually mean? well it means it will set your Windows to run best for games and nothing else, making Games run faster, I can't tell you how to do it as every Version of Windows is different, so check out these links below on how to Optimize your windows:

Windows 7 -
Windows xp -
Windows Vista - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTueRWVsbSE

7. Defrag your Hardrive
*will be updated soon*

8. BUY A BETTER PC
Find somebody who can build you a cheap gaming computer, this will solve your problem instantly, it will run Minecraft very smoothly for a cheap price!

9. Fps++
This is suggested by chockadlad I haven't tried this, but you can give it a go!
http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1350464-15fishtacos-mods-fps-lava-decay-fog-key-and-more/

10. Decrease Window Resolution
Do not play Minecraft on Full Screen or Maxed screen, if you do, it runs a lot smaller, reduce the screen size to about half way, increases of 50% in FPS is very common

11. Use a low res texture pack / Use default
I would ALWAYS recommend you use default, but if your computer is average, you can use 32x32 and MAYBE 64x64

12. Allocate more RAM to Minecraft
Allocating more Ram gives Minecraft more free space to run, which means less lag spikes and more fun! You can install Magic Launcher to Allocate more, here's a how to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI-EBJF6NhA

TOPIC WILL BE UPDATED, POST BELOW YOUR METHODS AND IF THEY WORK, THEY WILL BE ADDED TO THE THREAD, THANK YOU.

CHANGELOG:
1.1: Added Fps++, Colored Methods

1.2: Added Method 11 & 12
1.3 Added some optifine details
 
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I approve.
Extremely helpful guide, gratitude.
This needs to be labelled as a guide :)